Winners Instead of Whiners

by John and Ruth Greene

run-the-raceIt has been said that “losers” focus on what they are going through, what they don’t have. The losing mindset loves to complain in order to keep focusing and refocusing on self, which can easily be idolatry (putting yourself ahead of YHWH). On the other hand, you can safely say that winners focus on what they doing for your Heavenly Father in the name of Yahshua [Jesus] and in the power of the Holy Spirit. (John 4:34-38; Ephesians 4:1) These disciples run the race for righteousness. Real Christians are warriors with spiritual weapons to fight, using personal armor and unified battle formations against the darkness of Satan and his agents. Scripture is the foundation in fighting this battle. (John 8:31-32, 14:6, 15; Ephesians 6:10-18; 2 Corinthians 10:3-5; 2 Timothy 2:15; James 4:7; 1 Peter 5:8-9; “Strongholds & the Armor of YHWH“: “Breaking Strongholds of False Authority“; “Who Is The Stronghold of Your Life?“; “Victory Over Wickedness“)

“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Master. Walk as children of light for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, and righteousness, and truth proving what is well-pleasing to the Master. And have no fellowship with the fruitless works of darkness, but rather reprove [expose] them.” – Ephesians 5:8-11, ISR98

bible-trust-YHWH-1Activate your personal trust in your Father. Refuse to rely on your own power. (John 14:1-3; Matthew 19:24-25; 1 Corinthians 2:14; 1 John 4:16; Psalm 37:4, 46:10; Jeremiah 17:7; “Abiding in Trust” ; “Abiding with Your Heavenly Father“; “How Do You Honor YHWH?“)

“No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall prove wrong. This is the inheritance of the servants of YHWH and their righteousness from Me,” declares YHWH.” – Isaiah 54:17, ISR98

Reaping the abundance [H7965, shalom; wholeness or soundness] of your Heavenly Father begins through His Word. However, this is not the wealth that some teachers pretend! To break spiritual poverty and to be set apart for YHWH means facing adversity in some measure, not simply blessing. Satan and his agents look for every opportunity, whether ‘legal’ or not, to bring you down and to keep you down, rendering you fully incapacitated if possible. His agents misuse authority whenever possible to their own advantage through exploitation, deception and oppression. (Matthew 6:14-15, 7:1-2; Ephesians 4:26-27; Ezekiel 18:21-24, 30; “The Secret Weapons of Christians“; “Christian: Your Basis of Trust“; “Christian: Learning to Live in Trust“; “Destruction Is Satan’s Intent“; “Overcoming Satanic Attack“)

jesus-den-robbersThis is because a war is going on for the souls of men and women, between the kingdom of YHWH and the kingdom of Satan. As a Christian magnifies YHWH’s name and the cause of the Messiah, he or she battles with forces of darkness. It is the Will of YHWH that you are successful despite footholds of sin that seek to subdue you. This can come from your own sin and conditioning or through others. Because of a spiritual foothold, Satan and his agents are able to cause you distress, pressuring you into further sin and distress. Footholds come about as a result of sin and are often maintained and strengthened. This is notoriously true through double-minded thinking. Torment comes as a result. (James 1:6-8, 4:3, 8; 1 John 1:9; 1 Samuel 16:14, 18:10-11; “The Struggle of Kingdoms Involves You“; “Wisdom & the Battle of Two Kingdoms“; “Spiritual Disease that Eats at Your Salvation“; “Understanding Sin“)

Being imperfect, trial can bring out attitudes and behaviors that you might have believed were done away with. Vestiges of the old man can and do return to haunt you. Shifting your mindset to one of mindful repentance and allowing yourself to be renewed in the Holy Spirit are real concerns in abiding with YHWH through the Messiah. (John 7:38, 10:10; Luke 6:38, 45; 1 Peter 3:11-14; Ephesians 3:20; James 1:2-3; 2 Corinthians 7:1; Psalm 37:11; Isaiah 60:14; “How Satan Challenges You“; “Putting On the New Man: Who is Pushing Your Buttons?“; “Disciple: Renewing Your Mind“; “Spiritual Fruit & Renewing Your Mind“)

slavery-stronghold1. Shift from a slave mentality to the mindset of spiritual heirs through the Messiah. (John 1:12-13; James 2:5; 1 Peter 1:3-4, 2:9, 4:13, 5:6-7; Romans 8:16-17) Read scriptures from the Bible daily and regularly. Pray before you read or study. When you are struggling, look for what will help you. Learn and use simple Bible verses when you are under spiritual attack as Yahshua [Jesus] did in Matthew 4. (Hebrews 4:12) Praise your Heavenly Father and thank Him. Really. Talk to Him and listen for the voice of the Holy Spirit as you pray without ceasing by returning to prayer repeatedly. Ask other prayer warriors to take up your needs in prayer as you joyfully take up theirs. A prayer warrior is someone that you can trust to pray in agreement with you. (Matthew 18:19-20; Mark 11:23; 1 Thessalonians 5:17; “Holy Spirit 101“; “The Promise of the Holy Spirit“; “Listening to the Holy Spirit“; “The Struggle for Purity of Heart“; “Your Heavenly Father & Agreement in Prayer“)

“This is My commandment, that you love one another [speaking to His disciples] as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you. You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you. These things I command you, that you love one another.” – John 15:12-17, NKJV

“The Spirit of YHWH is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to bring the Good News to the poor. He has sent Me to heal the broken-hearted, to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to send away crushed ones with a release, to proclaim the acceptable year of YHWH. – Luke 4:18-19, ISR98

“Cast your burden on YHWH, and let Him sustain you; He never allows the righteous to be shaken.” – Psalm 55:22, ISR98

stronghold lamb2. Do what you can do to accurately obey what YHWH’s Word says. When you do, you are a friend of Yahshua [Jesus]. As you do this, abiding in your Fathers trust is a daily adventure, being new through Yahshua [Jesus] the Messiah and the Holy Spirit, a true revolution grounded in His Kingdom. (Matthew 7:13-14; Luke 6:46-49; John 14:23; Romans 6:16; 2 Thessalonians 1:2-8; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Colossians 3:1, 10; “Redeemed Through Obedience & Faith“; “YHWH’s People Walk by Faith and Obedience to His Word“; “Cultivating YHWH’s Grace as You Seek Truth“; “The Grace of YHWH’s Vineyard“)

“If you love Me, you will obey My commandments.” – John 14:15, WNT

“Not all that say to Me, ‘Master, Master,’ enter into the purpose of the Kingdom of Heaven. To the contrary, he that yields the purpose of My Father in Heaven. Many say to Me in that Day, ‘Master, Master, have we not prophesied in Your Name, and in Your Name cast out devils and in Your Name yielded many miracles? Then at that time I will agree with the authority of Heaven, them I never knew. You! Depart from Me ministers of wickedness.” – Matthew 7:21-23, direct translation

lift up eyes hills3. To be a sanctified disciple, you must be willing to become what your Heavenly Father wants you to be. (Matthew 4:4; John 1:10-13, 5:22-27; 2 Peter 2:1-2; James 1:22-25; Ephesians 4:18; Revelation 21:8; “The Unapologetic Christian“; “Christian Life & Attitude“; “Christians: Focused on the Messiah & His Purpose“; “Are You a Christian First or Last?“; “Christian Disciples & the Authority of Man“; “Blind Leading the Blind“; “Understanding Sin“)

“Therefore, having girded up the loins of your mind, being sober, set your expectation perfectly upon the favour that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Yahshua [Jesus] Messiah, as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts in your ignorance, instead, as the One who called you is set-apart, so you also should become set-apart in all behavior, because it has been written, ‘Be set-apart, for I am set-apart.’” – 1 Peter 1:13-16, ISR98

4. Living in your Heavenly Father’s trust is not simply about surviving. Living in Father’s trust is not simply about reward, but about overcoming the adversity of Satan and the agency of the world. (Matthew 6:24; John 16:33; 1 John 2:1, 4:4, 5:4-5, 10, 19; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Revelation 2:10, 12:11; “Strength to Overcome Any Challenge“; “The Plight of the Strong Man“; “A Survival Kit for Christians“; “Delusion & the Tightening Noose of the Beast System“)

salvation from the storm5. As people of YHWH, come to understand and live life to overcome. Start this by reading your Bible as a permanent addition to your daily life. Allow the Holy Spirit to teach you the truth through correct understanding. Some Christians are taught nothing or very little about the Holy Spirit. If this is the case for you, you truly need to know for your own well-being. (1 Corinthians 2:1-16; “Discernment the World Doesn’t Have“; “Discernment: Having an Ear to Deeper Understanding“; “Knowledge of Good and Evil“; “Are You Rejecting YHWH’s Holy Spirit?“)

“But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of YHWH: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” – 1 Corinthians 2:14, RNKJV

(John 8:32; 1 John 4:18; 2 Timothy 1:7; “YHWH First: Your Life Is Your Testimony“; “Reading & Understanding YHWH’s Word“; “The Magi of this Age“)

“I call upon you, therefore, brothers, through the compassion of Elohim, to present your bodies a living offering – set-apart, well-pleasing to Elohim – your reasonable worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you prove what is that good and well-pleasing and perfect desire of Elohim.” – Romans 12:1-2, ISR98

“He who believes in the Son possesses everlasting life, but he who does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of Elohim remains on him.” – John 3:35, ISR98

gods-armor6. Own what your Father has given to you. Make His Truth your own. Put His Spirit on daily, a gift of armor and strength that YHWH has given you. (John 14:6, 17, 20:31; 2 Peter 1:3; Ephesians 6:10-18; Hebrews 4:12; 1 Thessalonians 5:8; 2 Corinthians 4:18; “Filling Your Life with Truth Instead of Deception“; “Deceptions of Ages: How People are Deceived“)

Instead of looking at your natural environment, look to the spiritual. (John 3:3, 4:38, 10:27, 18:36; Ephesians 4:17-24; Isaiah 41:10; Psalm 91:1-12; Proverbs 4:23, 25:26, 29:2; Matthew 28:18; Ecclesiastes 8:9)

bible-reader-internet7. Shift to the spiritual things of YHWH. This requires action on your part as evidence of your trust in Him, the provision of Yahshua [Jesus] the Messiah and the power of the Holy Spirit. Faith without works, your action is dead. (John 14:26; James 2:14-26; 1 Peter 2:1-15; Titus 3:5; Ephesians 5:11; “A Branch of the Vine through Trust“; “Trust YHWH, Not World Leaders“; “Healing and Personal Trust“; “Where is Your Trust?“)

“Blessed is that man who has made YHWH his trust, and has not turned to the proud, and those turning aside to falsehood.” – Psalm 40:4, ISR98

bible-study8. Your Heavenly Father gives you an anointing for what He wants you to do. This isn’t a mystery as some religious folks might proclaim. Knowing simply requires some spiritual knowledge and maturity – an active interest in what He expects and wants for you. He wants to bring you out of the world into His spiritual reality. You must understand that Elohim is Who He is (your Elohim, YHWH – I Am that I Am) rather than what you want Him to be. He defines, rather than the other way around like the idols of man. (1 Corinthians 2:7-9, 6:19-20; “Your Purpose in the Body of Christ“; “YHWH’s Revolution“; “The Antichrist & the War on Reality“)

Rising Christian Ministry9. Realize the mindset of abundance [shalom] that is through the provision of YHWH through Yahshua [Jesus], rather than through human effort. This is not based on cultural notions or personal desires of greed, but wholly on your Holy Father’s track of righteousness. (Isaiah 9:6-7, 32:16-18) Idolatry always causes injustice, oppression and destruction. (“YHWH’s Track of Righteousness“; “Incentives of Deception“; “Learning to Live Outside of Blind Justice“)

“The Spirit of the Master YHWH is upon me; because YHWH hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of YHWH, and the day of vengeance of our Elohim; to comfort all that mourn” – Isaiah 61:1-2, RNKJV

walking into the desertStep out through personal trust in Him in your personal ministry to Him, even when you feel spiritually dry and arid. Tell others what you know. What you do in your daily life matters. You demonstrate your love and respect through abiding in Him. (Luke 10:27; Colossians 2:6-7; Hebrews 11:6; Romans 8:2, 15:13, 16:20; Psalm 1:1-6, 9:10, 31:14-15; “Real Love“; “Video: Love of the World“; “Disciple: Love Instead of Conformity“)

“And we have known and believed the love that YHWH hath to us. YHWH is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in YHWH, and YHWH in him.“ – 1 John 4:16, RNKJV

Plan to succeed, not to fail for the provision of your Heavenly Father through His Son, for the Holy Spirit is with you. Are you willing and able to listen to Him? He will not forsake your trust in Him. (Matthew 28:18-20; 1 Peter 5:7; Philippians 4:6-7; Romans 8:28; Proverbs 16:3; Joshua 1:9; Deuteronomy 31:6-8; “Plans To Prosper You“; “Foundation of Salvation“)

“‘For I know the plans I am planning for you,’ declares YHWH, ‘plans of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and an expectancy.’” – Jeremiah 29:11, ISR98

“I thank my Elohim in all my remembrance of you…Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Yahshua [Jesus] the Messiah” – Philippians 1:3, 6, ISR98

“Set your way of life without money-loving, being satisfied with present things; for He has said, ‘Not at all will I leave you, not at all will I forsake you,’ never! So that we may boldly say, ‘YAHWEH is my helper, and I will not be afraid. What shall man do to me?’” – Hebrews 13:5-6, HRB (Deuteronomy 31:6)

stress buster 1Your Heavenly Father can help you resolve any problem with a solution. Only you can get before Him to help you. What is right for you is not necessarily right for someone else. It is easy to get into behaviors that destroy – like blaming others. Most often, you are the issue. Leave your past out of your future. (“Breaking the Hold of Stress“; “Knowing Where You Stand on YHWH’s Threshing Floor“; “Consenting to Fables of Men“)

The Holy Spirit is your Counselor. Your leader is the Master, Yahshua [Jesus the Messiah]. Do you rely on a pastor or preacher? Do they teach the truth? What are you listening to – the traditions and fables of man or the righteousness of your Heavenly Father? Relinquish the cult of falsehood and false teaching because those are not your salvation. (John 14:15-17, 15:26, 16:7-8, 12-15; Acts 4:10-12; Psalm 143:1-12; Ephesians 5:15-20; “Roots of Salvation“; “YHWH is Your Shield and Salvation“)

“Yahshua saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. ” – John 14:6, RNKJV

“Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Yahshua the Son of YHWH, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of favour, that we may obtain mercy, and find favour to help in time of need.” – Hebrews 4:14-16, RNKJV

“Teach me to become your pleasure. Doubtless you are my Elohim. May your kind Spirit lead me to the land of righteousness. Revive me YHWH in the purpose of the authority of your righteousness. Draw my soul from out of distress. Kindly cut off my adversaries. Destroy all that afflict my soul because I serve You.” – Psalm 143:10-12, direct translation

mark-of-YHWHs-SpiritRealize your Source, the reality of your provision, your protection, your deliverance. A pastor, preacher or religious organization does not save you, even though many will claim otherwise. Only the Messiah saves through the power of the Holy Spirit. Yahshua [Jesus] is your High Priest, your Master. The Holy Spirit is your guiding Counselor, your Teacher. This is threatening to many throughout the world because they are insecure with the idea of ‘God’s authority’, imagining that men must direct or dictate such matters. Some leaders may believe that they must rule in ‘Divine Authority.’ Most often, the directives and confessions of leaders are simply a tool of control by man’s authority for the purposes, the motivations of man. (Mark 16:16; Ephesians 5:6; “What is God’s Church?“; “Leadership & the Universal Authority of Christ“; “Authority: The Real Meaning of Romans 13“; “Disciple: The Bible & Higher Authority“)

Instead of being concerned with or striving to please men, allow YHWH to make necessary changes in your life through His Spirit, becoming new through Yahshua [Jesus] the Messiah. (Colossians 3:1, 10; Ephesians 4:23-24; 2 Corinthians 5:17; 1 Corinthians 2:13-14; 2 Corinthians 3:17; Titus 3:5; Romans 15:13; Acts 1:8)

spiritual maturityKeep in mind that ‘church leadership’ typically has a mindset of escape when things don’t go according to the plans of their leadership. Many continually advocate consenting to the primacy of earthly authority (‘under God’), and when that doesn’t work, ‘escaping to heaven’ when the going gets tough. They elect not to confront the world [kosmos] with the reality of YHWH’s track of righteousness. YHWH’s people are to live in His righteousness. (Matthew 11:25; Hebrews 13:5; Isaiah 43:2; Psalm 46:1; “Christians & Leadership Crisis“; “Leadership & Highly Effective People“; “Spiritual Authority & Satan’s Wheels of Destruction“)

Multitudes of professed Christians can be ignorant and misled because so few actually have examined scripture for themselves. Multitudes have not developed a relationship with YHWH, nor do they know how. They do not even know His Name. Many have not committed themselves wholly to YHWH’s Kingdom, but many may believe that they have. Instead, they have become devoted to the counterfeit kingdom of the antichrist (as a substitute – instead of). So many have been deceived and truly do not know the difference between truth and many opposing counterfeit doctrines. Many of these counterfeits pretend to be truth. That is why your discernment is required. (Matthew 24:4-5, 10-13; Ephesians 4:2-6, 5:5-7; 1 Peter 3:12; “The Image & Mark of the Beast System“; “The Empire Under the Beast“; “The Great Beast Seduction“; “Interfaith: Image of the Beast & the False Prophet“)

“I call upon you therefore, I the prisoner of the Master, to walk worthily of the calling with which you were called… so that we should no longer be children, tossed and borne about by every wind of teaching, by the trickery of men, in cleverness, unto the craftiness of leading astray, but, maintaining the truth in love, we grow up in all respects into Him who is the head, Messiah, from whom the entire body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the working by which each part does its share, causes growth of the body for the building up of itself in love. ” – Ephesians 4:1, 14-16, ISR98

Bible Vision -- Holy SpiritInstead, genuine Christians aspire to carefully examine the scriptures daily with the help of the Holy Spirit. They must look to Divine Authority instead of dwelling in the ways of man. This is not difficult although certain people and authorities may want you to believe otherwise. (Matthew 24:14; Acts 17:11; “The Abomination That Causes Desolation“) You do have a choice which kingdom you will follow. It’s your call. You have the potential, but the decision is yours. Will you seek the true ‘things of God’ instead of the laws and traditions of man? YHWH wants His people to be filled with His presence. (Matthew 18:20, 28:19-20; Acts 3:19-21, 17:28; Hebrews 13:5-6; Psalm 16:11, 31:19-20, 42:1; Isaiah 40:31; Exodus 33:14; Deuteronomy 4:29; Genesis 3:8; “YHWH’s Prayer Shawl of Protection“; “Are You Running Away from the Messiah?“)

“For YAHWEH so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son,
that everyone believing into Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
John 3:16, HRB
Heavenly Father,
Thank you for sending the Messiah, your only begotten Son to be my Savior. I believe in Him and have made this belief the center of my life. Because of this, by faith I have everlasting life! Thank you! I repent of my sins and of my past, freely admitting that I have fallen short of Your righteousness. I look fully forward to you in my life and commit my life to You. Thank You YHWH, my Heavenly Father for setting me free in the name of your Son Yahshua [Jesus]. May it be as you have promised!
genuine-articleYou will never enjoy true freedom through the Messiah and power of the Holy Spirit unless you read and absorb the Bible in prayer and trust. You will never know this freedom until you experience it for yourself. Get to know your Heavenly Father, His Son and allow the Holy Spirit to work in your life. The Holy Spirit is your teacher, your Holy Counselor that lives in you to help you learn about the truth of YHWH and His spiritual gifts.
Satan does not want you to have the excellence of YHWH in your life. People pray for protection and want to be taken care of, but often do little in growing close to Him. The world, your husband, your wife, your family, your government do not build your trust in YHWH or free you from spiritual bondage. Your church or your pastor cannot save you. Education, power and money will not free you, but only the Word of your Heavenly Father. Salvation is a daily walk, an act of love for yourself and for those around you, not a one-time event that centers only on you. Make the Word of YHWH your own, your very life!
YHWH is Yahweh, the covenant name of your Heavenly Father.
The names Yahshua and Yahushua are original language names for Jesus,
He is often referred simply as the Messiah or Master.
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